Thanks to the popularity of the event it raised a fantastic £782 towards our life-saving and life-changing work.
Proceeds from the sale of tankards (which also contained one of our Signs and Symptoms cards) at the festival will now be used to fund research into vaccines and prevention, raise awareness so people know what to look for and what action to take if they suspect meningitis and rebuild futures by providing dedicated support to people living with the impact of the disease.
Beth Bottrill, our Fundraising Director, went along to a cheque presentation at Frocester recently and said: “We’re really grateful to have been selected as the nominated charity at this fantastic event and would like to thank Frocester Beer Festival for their support – it really makes a huge difference to our work.”
The index picture shows her with Sarah Poultney and Kate Da-Costa-Greaves, from the Festival’s organising committee.
Kate added: “We all know of the great work Meningitis Now does, both locally in Gloucestershire and further afield, and we’re glad to have been able to contribute towards that work through running another successful Festival.”
This year’s festival, the 39th to be held, took place on Friday and Saturday 24 and 25 August at Frocester Cricket Club and attracted thousands of visitors to sample from a range of 150 different beers and ciders.
As well as raising such valuable funds we were also able to raise disease awareness with visitors at the Festival and spread the word about our future events, including the Five Valleys Walk.
We hope to be back next year for a top up!